As the creative and design industries in which we all work and play evolve, so too should the tools we rely on. Today, it is my pleasure to formally introduce you to the expanded Profile features now available exclusively to Coroflot members!
What is it?
Previously, your Coroflot Profile was a standard summary of your personal and professional information that quietly accompanied your portfolio. Now, the completely redesigned Profile structure complements your creative work with a strong statement about who you are, what you do and how you do it. This gives you a complete, and cohesive presence online, making it simple to be found by peers and potential employers while you share what’s most important about you.
Why did we do it?
Coroflot was founded to connect creative and design professions with great opportunities, and our Profile redesign is a perfect example of our dedication to that mission. By placing a greater emphasis on personal identity and building a new, fielded formatting structure for your professional information, we’ve laid the foundation for a much better search experience on the site. This means it’s easier for you to be found by those who want to hire you or learn more about you and your work. In addition, the work samples on your Profile gives you a one page snapshot with simple upload options that doesn’t require the investment of building a complete portfolio (although we do recommend a portfolio to everyone!)
How does it work?
For those of you who are new to Coroflot, the sign up process couldn’t be easier. In just a few simple steps, your new Profile is ready and tailored to show as much or as little information about you as you want. We made personalization a priority when we developed these features because we wanted to give you every opportunity to make these profiles your own. Once your Profile is complete, you get a personalized shortened URL and quick share social buttons that make sharing your work a snap. Lastly, as your career and portfolio of work progress, updating your Profile to reflect these changes is incredibly easy and fast.
If you're already a Coroflot member, all you have to do is log in and you'll be guided through the upgrade process in just a few simple steps. All of your existing information and portfolio work will be there, but the upgrade gives you the chance to upload a new avatar, header image and adjust your summary and other personal info.
What can you do with it?
Anything you want! Your Coroflot Profile is your ticket to discovery and recognition among peers and potential employers. You can design it to show off your impressive career or reveal your latest projects and pieces of work. It can be the cornerstone to a well-managed personal brand or a centralized showcase of your creative prowess. No matter how you use it, it will open doors for you.
Here are some great examples of updated Coroflot member profiles.